Animal Therapy

As well as being the home for our Live-In program, The Otway Retreat also operates our unique ‘dog therapy’ program which is run in conjunction with the Melbourne University Department of Vet Science. This program allows students to experience the responsibility of raising and caring for animals (dogs in particular). Through the bond formed with these animals, students are often able to develop a greater sense of trust, loyalty and responsibility which in turn enables them to embark on the journey of self-discovery which may otherwise be blocked if left to traditional methods of paediatric therapy.

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